The Vice-President of Finance and Administration is responsible to the organization’s President for all long-range financial matters and to establish company-wide financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs, and practices, which insure the company of a continuously sound financial structure. As Chief Financial Officer, they control the flow of cash through the organization and maintain the integrity of funds, securities, and other valuable documents.
Directly accountable to the President and the board of directors through the President for the performance of all responsibilities related to financial management and administration. Provides reports on company finances as requested by the President and the board of directors.
Supervises the Controller, Credit Manager, Personnel (HR) Manager, and the Purchasing Manager.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, sales and marketing, or other suitable field of study is required; a master’s degree in business or financial management is preferred. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels are essential. Leadership skills and experience are required. Familiarity with accounting and spreadsheet applications is required. Some speaking training and experience (good diction, clear voice, etc.) is preferred.
Occasional travel by airplane or automobile to conduct business is necessary. Ability to communicate orally with board of directors, customers, vendors, shareholders, management, and other co-workers, both individually and in front of a group is crucial. Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential.
Sitting for extended periods is common. Hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.
No heavy lifting is expected; occasionally exerting up to 10 lbs. of force (e.g., carrying notes, laptop) may be required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment (computers, mobile devices, etc.).
Good reasoning ability is required to solve a wide range of business problems. Able to apply statistical calculations, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and sampling theory as well as algebra, linear equations, and other analytics as required. Able to understand and utilize financial reports and legal documents to conduct business.
The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting. Activities include extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer. Occasional travel – to give presentations to news media, shareholders, and various business and charitable organizations, meet with location, divisional, and department management, etc. – is required.